Haddington Road Agreement. Reasons to vote NO. The Story So Far Cuts and erosion of conditions since 2008. Timeline. 2008: Scrapping of ‘ Three Strands ’ early retirement scheme March 2009: moratorium (ban) on promotion to Post Of Responsibility
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Haddington Road Agreement
Reasons to vote NO
The Story So Far
Cuts and erosion of conditions since 2008
•Haddington Road includes all the negative conditions of Croke Park 1, such as the 33 hours.
•Croke Park 1 promises were not kept (e.g. the promise not to cut pay and the promise to use the savings from the Agreement to increase the
salary of those earning less than €35,000).
Supervision and Subsitiution
Typical teacher’s timetable
Opted out of S&S
Opted in to S&S
•The S&S weekly limit increases from 1.5 hours to 3 hours
- e.g. this could mean a maximum of 50 minutes supervision and three 40 minute classes of substitution in a particular week.
•The annual S&S limit increases from 37 hours to 43 hours for most teachers
•Teachers will be rostered for 5 periods of S&S instead of 3 periods per week leaving teachers with very few periods for class preparation
• “Such payments to be considered in any future pay negotiation arrangements in respect of teachers. The duties continue to be performed indefinitely” (H.R.A p29).
• This payment is not ‘restoration’ if it is to be conditional on teachers being asked to deliver more in return.
•33-hour requirement would continue
(They haven’t gone away, you know!)
•Cooperation with change and reform measures will be required.
•Freedom to take industrial action will be limited (see Public Service Agreement 2010-2014, pages 9-10).
•A limit on industrial action would tie our hands and limit our ability to respond to further attacks on our pay and conditions.
•Croke Park 1 limited our ability to respond to pay cuts and worsened conditions for NQTs.
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